gaskin

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noun gas·kin \ ˈga-skən \

Definition of gaskin

1 gaskins plural, obsolete :hose, breeches
2 :a part of the hind leg of a quadruped between the stifle and the hock — see horse illustration

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Origin and Etymology of gaskin

probably short for galligaskins


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gaskin

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noun gas·kin \ ˈgas-kən \

medical Definition of gaskin

:a part of the hind leg of a quadruped between the stifle and the hock

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